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Climate change, the Institute of Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna participates in the European Regions4Climate project to improve climate resilience

Publication date: 16.01.2023
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Planning and implementing innovative actions to accelerate climate adaptation in Europe. This is the main objective of the Regions4Climate project, funded by the European Union under the 'Climate Change Adaptation' mission. 44 partners from 13 European states to improve climate resilience. These also include the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, with the SuM Laboratory (Sustainability Management Laboratory) of the Institute of Management: "Climate change requires a paradigm shift in the way we interact with the world around us," says Marco Frey, full professor in Economics and Business Management at the Institute of Management and principal investigator of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna for Regions4Climate.

Climate Adaptation: Europe's New Challenge

Climate adaptation is one of Europe's main goals. As climate change intensifies, the European Union is facilitating research and implementation of new social innovations at the local level to accelerate our resilience. In this context, Regions4Climate intends to plan and implement real climate resilient innovations created by and for people. The project aims to produce significant socio-cultural, economic and environmental impacts, using a cross-sectoral approach, to develop resilience solutions, including new technologies. This will facilitate and enhance decision-making and improve regional resilience to climate change by providing a set of proven, scalable and easily replicable climate change adaptation solutions.

"Climate change requires a paradigm shift in the way we interact with the world around us. As we seek to adapt to and mitigate climate change, we must become increasingly resource and water efficient. As the Sustainability Lab we are very happy to be part of this important project," explains Marco Frey.

Tuscany among the 12 European regions involved in the project

“Regions4Climate engages 12 European regions in developing and testing their own resilience plans and transformative adaptation pathways, enhanced by cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange. Partner regions include the Basque country (Spain), South Aquitaine (France), the Azores (Portugal), Toscana (Italy), Køge Bay (Denmark), Burgas (Bulgaria), Helsinki-Uusimaa (Finland), Pärnumaa (Estonia), Eastern Crete (Greece), Castilla y León (Spain), the Nordic Archipelago (Finland, Åland and Sweden), and Troodos (Cyprus Republic).

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